Breaking: WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning faces 22 new charges ‘Aiding the enemy’ among charges Army private faces in military’s investigation into leak of classified documents 02 Mar 2011 The Army said Wednesday it has filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, the soldier suspected of providing classified government documents published by the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group. CBS News reports that the new charges for the first time formally accuse Manning of aiding the enemy. Army officials said the charges accuse Manning of using unauthorized software on government computers to extract classified information, illegally download it and transmit the data for public release by what the Army termed “the enemy.”
Bradley Manning Charged With 22 New Counts, Including Capital Offense 02 Mar 2011 The Army has filed 22 new charges against suspected WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, among them a capital offense for which the government said it would not seek the death penalty. The charges, filed Tuesday but disclosed only Wednesday, include aiding the enemy, theft of public property or records, computer fraud, transmitting defense information and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet knowing it would be accessible to the enemy. The aiding the enemy charge is a capital offense which potentially carries the death penalty.